Edgewood Heritage Festival marks 41 years Nov. 11

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The Edgewood Heritage Festival will celebrate its 41th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 11.

A jewel of Van Zandt County, the Heritage Park Museum of East Texas will be featured at the Edgewood Heritage Festival in downtown Edgewood.

Live music will set the tone for a day to enjoy everything from classic cars and antique tractors to homemade jams and jellies and an Old West Shootout, model train exhibit and a children’s area with activities for the little ones. Vendors will be offering the answer for Christmas gifts.

 Admission and parking are free for the event running set to run from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.

      

Veterans Day Celebration

 

The highlight of the 41st Edgewood Heritage Festival will be the honoring of American military veterans. Nov. 11 is also Veterans Day, and this year the organizers of the festival decided to dedicate the day to American veterans.

At noon a special program will begin at the Gazebo in the park.

Cary Hilliard (Lt Col USAF retired) of Canton, will serve as master of ceremonies for the program of appreciation to veterans and a time of expressing American patriotism. 

The Color Guard will perform the posting of the flags, with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem with trumpet accompaniment to follow. State Sen. Bob Hall and State Rep. Dan Flynn are scheduled to be the guest speakers during the presentation.     

 Longtime Edgewood resident, the late Harold Staton of the 101st Airborne Division of World War II ,will be remembered with a plaque given to his family.  Staton was an active veteran, teacher and coach at Edgewood High School.  His family lives in Edgewood.

Veterans will be identified wearing red, white and blue ribbons throughout the day of the festival, so it is a perfect time for grateful Americans to say thank you to these men and women.

Carnival food will be available as well as the ever-popular beans and cornbread after the Pinto Bean Cook-off.

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